E-mails sent to Sega.com by Meeths
(Subject: Image rights and copyrights)
Hello Sega of America:
I've been a fan of yours since the beggining if times and now I have a qŘestion:
After playing Master of Darkness for a while, I wonder if Sega of Europe had to pay royalties and image rights to Konami, seeing that the game is practically the same.
I'm asking this because I'm studying at university the image rights and copyrights, and seeing from afar that the Master of Darknes is a blatant ripoff of the original Konami Castlevania it would be great if you could answer me sincerely. It's very important to me.
Thank you.
Yours, Michael Chen.

And their reply was...
Dear Mr. Chen,
Thank you for e-mailing Sega Technical Support.
I do not have any information on that subject.  I would suggest contacting Sega of Europe for more information.
Sega of Europe
266 - 277 Gunnersbury Avenue
London W4 5QB United Kingdom
Tel: [44] 181-995-3399
www.sega-europe.com
To get the maximum gaming experience, we strongly recommend only using Sega licensed products, such as controllers.
Want to sign up for the Sega Newsletter or let us know what products you have bought?  Go online and register your new purchases at www.prodreg.com/sega/productreg_askage.html.
-Austin
Sega of America Technical Support


So, Michael Chen strikes again, asking Sega of Europe:

Hello.
I emailed this to sega of America and they said me to ask Sega Europe.
I see that this address is for Dreamcast, but I haven't been able to
find another SegaEurope e-mail address.
I've been a fan of yours since the beggining if times and now I have a
qŘestion:
After playing Master of Darkness (SMS) for a while, I wonder if Sega of
Europe had to pay royalties and image rights to Konami, seeing that the
game is practically the same (even the name of the boss is copied
-Dracula-).
I'm asking this because I'm studying at university the image rights and
copyrights, and seeing from afar that the Master of Darknes is a blatant
ripoff of the original Konami Castlevania it would be great if you could
answer me sincerely. It's very important to me.
Thank you.
Yours, Michael Chen.

(Reply in the same mood as the previous ones, not even worth being printed...)

Second e-mail:

Hello sega
I've just began to collect sega master system games and I'd want to know
the name of that spanish bullfighting game I used to play when I was a
child. I can't find the name anywhere. The game also had other mini
games such as fishing  and a hambuerguer eating contest. I really want
to  find this game again.
I hope wou'll know the game I'm talking about. I don't remember it very
well, but I home you'll have enough with this description.
Thank you very much!
Waiting your answer, Lucia Knavik

And the reply was...
Dear Mr. Knavik,
Thank you for e-mailing Sega Sales.
You can purchase older Sega-made consoles, peripherals, connector cables,
and games online at www.sega-parts.com, or by calling 1-888-271-5678.
Their phone line is open from 8am - 4:30pm PST, Monday through Friday.
Please feel free to contact them and let them know what you need so
that they can better assist you.
To get the maximum gaming experience, we strongly recommend only using
Sega licensed products, such as controllers.
To get hooked up with one of our online games, or to preorder upcoming
releases, visit our online store at http://www.sega.com/sega/segastore!
-Mana
Sega of America Technical Support


Meeths Lucia is not happy with the reply, so here we go again...

Hello sega.
I visited Sega-parts, and  I found the prices of real old
thingsextremely expensive, neither
I found what I was searching for.
Also I think you didn't answer my question, as I only wanted to know the
title of that game I'm talking about. I need this info please. If I have
to ask anywhere else tell me, because I think you don't have a clue of
what I'm talking about.
Below is your reply and my question.
Thanks in advance, Lucia
(By the way, I'm Mrs Knavik)


And once again, an even more elusive reply from Sega... Note from Th÷ja: No matter how elusive their replies were, I had a good laugh reading these e-mails. A hamburger eating contest for the SMS? A bullfighting game for the SMS? Simply hilarious :)
Keep on sending your questions to Sega, Meeths!
Some funny e-mails submited by my Spanish SMS friend Meetholas, full of winks (Michael Chen?? :), that got the same kind of loose replies. Gramatical errors and typos were made deliberately!